Of course, England does not fail into that category so those that have to endure the British weather take the headlines.
Jason Denayer played the full 90 minutes as Sunderland drew 0-0 with Burnley in the FA Cup.
The defender, who has been deployed as a holding midfielder in recent weeks, played at centre-half alongside Papy Djilobodji and impressed with his positional sense and ability to read the game.
He made a fine block to deny Jeff Hendrick with 10 minutes remaining and was arguably the most impressive player on the pitch in what was a largely drab affair.
Elsewhere, Aaron Mooy came on after 67 minutes of Huddersfield’s game with Port Vale, with his side 1-0 up.
The game finished 4-0 and the Championship side can now look forward to Monday’s fourth-round draw.
George Glendon played as Fleetwood Town secured a 0-0 draw away at Bristol City, while there was good news for Kean Bryan, who delivered a promising fitness update on Twitter.
Good to be back outside running, feeling strong! Can't wait to be back out there now 💪🏾⏳⚽️— Kean Bryan (@keanB07) January 6, 2017
Wilfried Bony – currently on international duty – was substituted at half-time of the Ivory Coast’s 2-1 friendly in over Sweden.
Meanwhile in Italy, Joe Hart kept a clean sheet as Torino drew 0-0 away at Sassuolo - a result which means they are now 8th in the Serie A table.
In Spain, Samir Nasri was victorious, completing 90 minutes of Sevilla’s 4-0 victory at Real Sociedad.